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The Administrative Fellowship Experience

The UTMB Health Administrative Fellowship focuses on system-wide projects in order to optimize the fellow's experience. The Administrative Fellow is considered a important member of the executive team, and is not only offered the chance, but is expected to make contributions that have a positive effect on the organization. Past projects have included:

  • Strategic planning for legislative changes, including Accountable Care Organizations and Patient-Centered Medical Homes
  • Development of health system scorecards and dashboards
  • Revenue enhancement projects
  • Contract negotiations
  • Support service improvement planning
  • Joint Commission accreditation
  • Strategic prioritization
  • Facility planning
  • Interim management


Rotations throughout the System

Fellows are invited to shadow in various departments, units and clinics to understand each area’s role in patient care while complementing project work. The following are examples of areas the fellow may experience:

  • Perioperative Services, including standing in on a surgical procedure
  • Correctional Managed Care rotation, including visits to Hospital Galveston and Huntsville Unit, nicknamed the "Walls Unit"
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Transportation
  • Revenue Cycle
  • Decision Support
  • Access Center
  • Clinical Data Management
  • HR
  • Clinical Equipment Services
  • Laboratory/Pathology
  • Various clinic rotations


Conferences

The fellow will be offered the chance to travel to one conference per year. Other opportunities may arise that an executive team member will sponsor the fellow to go to additional conferences or meetings when they relate to projects in which the fellow is participating.


Standing Meetings

The fellow will have the opportunity to attend regularly scheduled standing meetings with the executive team, clinic leadership and with other stakeholders around the health system to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of UTMB Health and understand how decisions are made.

 

Jennie Sealy Hospital workflow mapping
Visit to Huntsville Unit
Rehearsal for patient move from John Sealy Hospital to Jennie Sealy Hospital in 2016